|Mason's 2011 municipal race: Bluewater awash in street money|
Kudos to MSV for this breaking news: Bluewater Operations, LLC has been subpoenaed in the ongoing Hudson County Superior Court case investigating Vote by Mail 'inconsistencies' in last November's election.
MSV reports that Bluewater received $20K from Frank Raia's "Let the People Decide" committee in his challenge to overturn Hoboken rent control law. The larger issue appears to be how Bluewater used the money to harvest votes from the HHA, many of which are being contested in the current court battle.
And did you know a certain Horse testified a day and a half last week?
Bluewater LLC has worked on Beth Mason's campaigns, notably in 2011 received a disbursement of $52,000 to "promote the candidate."
It is no secret that Mason pumps vast sums of money into local elections- like the (at least) $52K she gave to Jersey City Mayor Jeremiah Healy last year- but she's a geyser of loot at the state and federal level.
Take a look. Since 2012 she's made contributions as an 'employee' of Newton Lao Leonard and Locke, LLC (NLLL).
Strangely, her resume lists her 'work' as Founder/President of NLLL ended in 2005:
Mason founded the company in 1993, worked for 8 years as a business consultant then stopped. Five years later, she registered it as an LLC.
So what is Newton Lao Leonard and Locke, LLC?
It is Mason's "current occupation" so does she draw a salary? Who else does NLLL employ? Are they fulltime? Part-time? Consultants?
What are they paid? Are they paid with cash, or friendship?
Curious, isn't it.